Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

New Build Reclaiming old Parts


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Intruder_1400

Intruder_1400

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
I used this website to build my last PC back in summer of 2008 and it has been great so I thought I would ask again. It is time for an upgrade. I would like to recycle as much as possible from my current system.
This is what I am working with.
My old system specs are
MB GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L P35
EVGA 8800GTS RT
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750TX 750W
CPU INTEL|C2D E8400
MUSHKIN 4Gb


My PSU is a CORSAIR|CMPSU-750TX 750W RT that I would like to keep for now. I have a Windows 7 64 disk.
I am assuming I need a new case, CPU, MB, Memory, and GPU and maybe a HD. I am not a hard core gamer at all, but I still like to play the occasional MMO and action games.

EDIT: forgot the budget/
I would like to keep it between $500-800 but I can go over if it a big difference maker.

Edited by Intruder_1400, 14 May 2013 - 12:25 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,025 posts
Hello Intruder_1400

The CPU and video card will cost you the most with the build and any items that you can reuse will save funds to help finance them, would you be able to transfer your present HDD and optical drive to the new rig.
  • 0

#3
Intruder_1400

Intruder_1400

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
Yes I would like to reuse the old HDD and optical drives. I can always upgrade/replace them when they go bad.
  • 0

#4
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,025 posts
I would consider adding an SSD for faster boot up times if your budget will allow it AMD build http://pcpartpicker....ower2/saved/ynl and an Intel build http://pcpartpicker....wer2/saved/1Bzx
  • 0

#5
Intruder_1400

Intruder_1400

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
Thanks for the advice! Getting the components right is a little intimidating.
What is an SSD?
  • 0

#6
Veeg

Veeg

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 203 posts

Thanks for the advice! Getting the components right is a little intimidating.
What is an SSD?




Check this link out............ http://en.wikipedia....lid-state_drive
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP